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Pleasing Fungus Beetle

Megalodacne sp.


Large, orange and black patterned beetles


I spotted a bunch of these beetles eating Ganoderma tsugae on a dead, fallen tree in a wet, mixed forest.


This is either Megalodacne fasciata or Megalodacne heros. I thought it was Megalodacne heros, but it looks like it might have rows of fine punctures on the elytra in photo 3, which would indicate Megalodacne fasciata.

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Christine Y.
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Christine Y.

New York, USA

Spotted on Jun 17, 2017
Submitted on Jun 20, 2017

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